“Christianity and the western past are badly stained by violence and injustice, but I am not sure that we should so casually throw away the inheritance of our culture.”
He instead attacks a “part-privatised” probation service and calls for proper involvement from the Parole Board in future cases.
Asserting the rights of Parliament over the EU is half the European mission. Asserting them over the ECHR is the other half.
Government and Parliament must limit judicial discretion in cases where there is a proven and ongoing risk to the public.
There’s a very strong law-and-order focus, with almost a third of those announced covering law enforcement or criminal sentencing.
Patel’s aim and Johnson’s announcements will be difficult to deliver, but he is intent on proving that his Government is “on your side”.
My experience – mastering those detailed briefs, winning support, driving through reform – leaves me in the best position to achieve Brexit.
His critics claim his appointment as International Development Secretary “could lead to the death of thousands of the world’s poorest people”.
Rory Stewart’s pledge to bring security and conditions under control is welcome, but too narrow in scope.
The former Cabinet minister, who went to prison for perjury, explains why, as a prison chaplain, he is happier than he has ever been.
Being seen to be tough is superficially appealing, but prioritising solutions that actually work is a far better service to the public.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
In the final article of our mini-series, the Onward Director says that there must also be a new strategy to help boost Britain’s productivity rate.
And: Churchill-mania, Moggmania, and the passion of Rory Stewart. Plus: too many lobbyists.
We spend £251 billion each year on outsourcing and contracting without evidence that this is a good deal for taxpayers.